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Aug 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
for equality and economic progress and issued a challenge to america -- to live up to its democratic ideals. how does america measure up today? i'll ask our guests, civil rights pioneer and georgia congressman john lewis, mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, and develop nor of louisiana, bobby jindal. also, we'll explore the overall state of american dream -- civil rightses, the struggle of the middle classes, issues at the heart of our political debate. our roundtable weighs in. host of msnbc's "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton, pulitzer prize-winning journalist sheryl wudunn, republican congressman from idaho, raul labrador, and unique perspective from historian doris kearns goodwin as well as "new york times" columnist david brooks. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday, august 25th. good sunday morning. thousands of people gathered here in washington saturday to re-create the march on washington where dr. king gave his famous i have a dream speech. and it was exactly 50 years ago today, august 25th, 1963, that dr. king and the executive secreta
Aug 26, 2013 3:00am PDT
in the past 50 years we have witnessed what i'd like to call the nonviolent revolution in america, a revolution of values, a revolution of ideas, and our country is a better country. >> you know, the president will speak on wednesday in the same spot. he'll mark 50 years since the i have a dream speech. we've talked over the years, and you told me about a year and a half ago in your view a lot of people can't get comfortable with the idea of an african-american president even though what a testament to the progress and the dream that dr. king had. and you even said during your speech yesterday there are forces, there are people who want to take us back. what specifically are you talking about? >> well, i hear people over and over again saying we want to take our country back. take it back where? where are we going? we need to go forward. we've made so much progress. i often think -- when i was growing up, i thought it was science that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women, colored waiting, those signs are gone. when i first came to washington in 1961, the same ye
Aug 4, 2013 8:00am PDT
of severe penalties over steroid use. is it enough to restore trust in america's favorite pastime? perspective this morning as i talk with bob costas of nbc sportses. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday morning, august 4th. >> and good sunday morning. the u.s. is on high alert at this hour. 22 u.s. embassies from north africa to bangladesh are closed now, and a worldwide travel alert is in effect for americans. andrea mitchell is nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, good to have you here. what is it about where this is coming from and the significance of it that has engendered such a big reaction? >> well, they have intercepted chatter and it's coming from and targeting yemen. they believe it's either emanating from yemen where al qaeda and the arabian peninsula is the strongest unit or fractional unit of al qaeda that still remains. it's also the most operational unit. they're concerned about this area, but now they're looking at other areas as well. if there is no attack today, because this is the holiest day of the month of ramadan, t
Aug 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
in america for five years so that if we're going to target one particular person we're ready to jump on it? that is being discussed and debated. the president is open to suggestions to make this stronger and more responsive and transparent. >> what's your suggestion? because the nsa argues you can't have half a haystack opinion you have to have basically all the numbers in the united states if you're going to be able to match it against what senator chambliss talked about, a bad guy overseas talking to somebody in the united states. >> that's one of two questions. first is how much do you need to collect? who should hold this? does the government need all this information on everybody in this country? that's the first preliminary question that we're going the address. the ekd second is the fisa court, this court we know very little about and isn't public, how much authority should it have? what checks should be in place to make sure that there is at least an adversary yal proceeding there when it comes to the issue of privacy and security? so i think that we're open to changes in both. the
Aug 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
and frisk in new york but about a broader conversation about policing in america, and indeed, this debate about racial profiling that has grown more intense because of the trayvon martin case as well. so, case in point, you've got judge shichein lynn in new york ruling that the stop and frisk policy in new york has violated the constitutional rights of minorities and here's part of her opinion. the city's highest officials, she writes, "have turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops in a racially discriminatory manner. in their zeal to defend a policy they believe to be effective, they have willfully ignored overwhelming proof that the policy of targeting the right people is racially discriminatory and therefore violates the united states constitution." you strongly disagree. why? >> i do strongly disagree. this case cries out for appeal. the judge has indicted the entire new york city police department, 35,000 officers, of racial profiling on the flimsiest of evidence. you look at the expert for the plaintiff and what he found. he looked at 4.4 million stops o
Aug 25, 2013 10:00am EDT
of bed with my pillow. >> it's the perfect pillow. >> being made in america is wonderful, but it's made right. (tonja waring) i'm tonja waring and i am so excited to introduce you to our revolutionary new sleep aid that has literally changed peoples lives, including mine. it's made right here in america, and you won't find it in any store. but first, let me ask you a few questions. do you or someone you care about wake up more tired than when you went to bed? do you wake up with a headache, a stiff neck, or that tingling feeling in your fingers? how about this? do you find yourself tossing and turning all night, stacking, folding, re-smooshing your pillows, or even flipping it to the cool side just to get comfortable? if you've answered yes to any of these questions then you like millions of other americans simply aren't getting a good nights sleep. my friend and sleep expert michael j. lindell is the founder and inventor of a revolutionary new sleep aid. mike's here to share with us why getting a good nights sleep is the secret to happy healthy life. >> hi tonja. >> hi mike. >> well it
Aug 11, 2013 8:00am PDT
wrote about in the "the washington post" this week. america's chronic overreaction to terrorism, we have created an economy of fear, an industry of fear, a national psychology of fear. al qaeda could have never achieved that on its own. we have inflicted it on ourselves. >> fundamentally, there are two sets of questions that apply in the war against terrorism. the one set of questions deals with the where's it going to happen, what's going to happen, and when is it going to happen. the other set of questions deals with what is it that our enemy, the terrorists, are trying to achieve? what are they trying to induce us to do? take a look at what's been happening over the past week. with a conference call, al qaeda has effectively shut down 20 u.s. embassies around north africa and the middle east. we just had the president of yemen here for a meeting with president obama. he goes back feeling wonderful about his new relationship with the president. next thing the president does is says in effect, sorry, but we don't trust you yemenis to protect your embassies so in effect we shut down our
Aug 12, 2013 2:05am EDT
cleaner. >>> all right. mid august peak driving season in america. we have all become accustomed the heat up in the summertime gas prices. >> this year it didn't happen. gas prices are going ein the opposite direction. >> reporter: good news for drivers across america, gas prices are falling. the national average for a gallon dropped to $3.56 down a nickel from last week. and there may be even more relief at the pump by autumn. prices falling to $3.40. gas prices are going down how do you feel about that? >> that's a good thing. it's great. tired of paying high prices. >> think it would be amazing. if it goes down it would be great. great thing for me. i would come into the city more often with my car. >> reporter: the reason for the dip. aaa says crude oil prices are lower putting downward pressure on gas prices. if there are no hurricanes this season to threaten refinery production prices are expected to stay the same or fall more. the good news keeps on pouring in. after three years of rising prices the gas average for 2014 is expected to be $3.37, the lowest national average since 201
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